Look behind the scenes of a County Championship match played in the late 1960s, during which the apparently mundane mid-table fixture turns into a story of bitter rivalry and betrayal both on and off the field.
Two brothers playing on opposite sides go head to head as rivals for a place on England's winter tour.
A night club incident spirals out of control and leads to the discovery of an affair which threatens to destroy team unity and end the career of a formidable but aging bowler.
Meanwhile, his young would-be replacement finds himself the center of controversy over his suspect action.
The narrative shifts from field to changing room, from night-time escapades to domestic angst in this story of a team with more than the game to lose.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780413777362